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AIA Lecture: Bjørn Lovén, “The Ancient Athenian Naval Bases in the Piraeus––The Backbone of the World’s First Democracy.”

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Date(s) - 02/07/2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture


The Spring Semester’s AIA lecture series kicks off with Bjørn Lovén of the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen giving the Samuel H. Kress Lecture on “The Ancient Athenian Naval Bases in the Piraeus–The Backbone of the World’s First Democracy.”

Lovén specializes in ancient harbours and submerged sites. He received his MA in Classical Archaeology from Aarhus University and his PhD from University of London. Bjørn Lovén is the director of the Zea Harbour Project (funded by the Carlsberg Foundation) since 2001 and the co-director of the newly started Lechaion Harbour Project (funded by the Augustinus Foundation) that investigates the main harbour of Ancient Corinth.

The lectures are illustrated, and are free and open to the public. They are held in the McClung Museum Auditorium and are followed by a reception.


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